Credit: Kris Dewitte Menuet

VERDICT: CANNES GRAND PRIX, JOINTLY AWARDED - REVIEWED MAY 27 Lukas Dhont’s gut-wrenching second feature is a stunning ode to adolescent same-sex friendship and a powerful critique of the ways society normalizes aggression while demonizing physical tenderness.

A great tragedy occurs at the 45-minute mark in Close, Lukas Dhont’s transcendent second feature.
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